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For over half a century, Father Damien Modeste has lived a secret life as a woman, while serving his beloved people, the Ojibwe, on the remote reservation of Little No Horse. Now nearing the end of his life, Father Damien dreads the discovery of his physical identity. To complicate his fears, his quiet life changes when a troubled colleague comes to the reservation to investigate the life of the perplexing, difficult, possibly false saint, Sister Leopolda.

Father Damien alone knows the strange truth of Sister Leopolda's piety, but the facts are bound up in his own secret. He is forced to choose: Should he reveal all he knows and risk everything? Or should he manufacture a protective history? In a masterwork that both deepens and enlarges the world of her previous novels set on the same reservation, Louise Erdrich captures the essence of a time and the spirit of a woman who feels compelled by her beliefs to serve her people as a priest. The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse is a work of an avid heart, a writer's writer, and a storytelling genius.

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"A magnificent storyteller...delivering musical prose charged by powerful metaphors." St. Paul Star-Tribune

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"Funny, engrossing and revelatory." Wall Street Journal

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"You will be dazzled by the poetry of her language and her lighteninglike illuminations of the human condition." Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine

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"Lyrical...a lavishly written, diffusely plotted novel about the passion - both religious and carnal - of Father Damien." Boston Sunday Globe

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"Spellbinding...profoundly moving."Elle

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"Stunning...a moving meditation...infused with mystery and wonder." Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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"Bold and imaginative." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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"Erdrich tells a complex and imaginative story, weaving together the mysticism of the Native American world and the raw emotion surrounding Agnes's masquerade." People

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"[Erdrich's] best so far....told with such cleverness and compassion that the effect is nothing less than dazzling." USA Today

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"A deeply affecting narrative...by turns comical and elegiac, farcical and tragic." Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

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"What shines most brilliantly through its pages are Erdrich?s intelligence and compassion." Los Angeles Times Book Review

Synopsis:

For over half a century, Father Damien Modeste has lived a secret life as a woman, while serving his beloved people, the Ojibwe, on the remote reservation of Little No Horse. Now nearing the end of his life, Father Damien dreads the discovery of his physical identity. To complicate his fears, his quiet life changes when a troubled colleague comes to the reservation to investigate the life of the perplexing, difficult, possibly false saint, Sister Leopolda.

Father Damien alone knows the strange truth of Sister Leopolda's piety, but the facts are bound up in his own secret. He is forced to choose: Should he reveal all he knows and risk everything? Or should he manufacture a protective history? In a masterwork that both deepens and enlarges the world of her previous novels set on the same reservation, Louise Erdrich captures the essence of a time and the spirit of a woman who feels compelled by her beliefs to serve her people as a priest. The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse is a work of an avid heart, a writer's writer, and a storytelling genius.

About the Author

Louise Erdrich grew up in North Dakota and is a mixed blood enrolled in the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe. She is the author of eight novels, including the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Love Medicine and the National Book Award finalist The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse, as well as poetry, children's books, and a memoir of early motherhood, The Blue Jay's Dance. Her short fiction has won the National Magazine Award and is included in the O. Henry and Best American short-story collections. She lives in Minnesota with her children, who help her run a small independent bookstore, The Birchbark.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780694524082
Subtitle:
Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse, The
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Fields, Anna
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Fields, Anna
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Fields, Anna
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Erdrich, Louise
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Publisher:
HarperAudio
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
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Fiction
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Clergy
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Miracles
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Ojibwa Indians
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General Fiction
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Psychological fiction
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Indian reservations
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Literary
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Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
Unabridged ed.
Edition Description:
Audio
Series Volume:
no. 00-10-042
Publication Date:
20010403
Binding:
Audio cassette (analogue)
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.16x4.15x2.61 in. .90 lbs.
Media Run Time:
840

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Product details pages HarperAudio - English 9780694524082 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A magnificent storyteller...delivering musical prose charged by powerful metaphors."
"Review" by , "Funny, engrossing and revelatory."
"Review" by , "You will be dazzled by the poetry of her language and her lighteninglike illuminations of the human condition."
"Review" by , "Lyrical...a lavishly written, diffusely plotted novel about the passion - both religious and carnal - of Father Damien."
"Review" by , "Spellbinding...profoundly moving."
"Review" by , "Stunning...a moving meditation...infused with mystery and wonder."
"Review" by , "Bold and imaginative."
"Review" by , "Erdrich tells a complex and imaginative story, weaving together the mysticism of the Native American world and the raw emotion surrounding Agnes's masquerade."
"Review" by , "[Erdrich's] best so far....told with such cleverness and compassion that the effect is nothing less than dazzling."
"Review" by , "A deeply affecting narrative...by turns comical and elegiac, farcical and tragic."
"Review" by , "What shines most brilliantly through its pages are Erdrich?s intelligence and compassion."
"Synopsis" by , For over half a century, Father Damien Modeste has lived a secret life as a woman, while serving his beloved people, the Ojibwe, on the remote reservation of Little No Horse. Now nearing the end of his life, Father Damien dreads the discovery of his physical identity. To complicate his fears, his quiet life changes when a troubled colleague comes to the reservation to investigate the life of the perplexing, difficult, possibly false saint, Sister Leopolda.

Father Damien alone knows the strange truth of Sister Leopolda's piety, but the facts are bound up in his own secret. He is forced to choose: Should he reveal all he knows and risk everything? Or should he manufacture a protective history? In a masterwork that both deepens and enlarges the world of her previous novels set on the same reservation, Louise Erdrich captures the essence of a time and the spirit of a woman who feels compelled by her beliefs to serve her people as a priest. The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse is a work of an avid heart, a writer's writer, and a storytelling genius.

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